42 Traditional Similes

42 simile examples to print. Ideal to use for adjectives and description concepts, matching games, written expression and poetry



Similes - D'Nealian

Similes - Zaner-Bloser

Similes 2 - D'Nealian

Similes 2 - Zaner-Bloser

Similes Pictures - D'Nealian

Similes Pictures - Zaner-Bloser

How to use this teaching resource

  • Print and laminate a set of the simile adjective starters and the simile noun endings – children match the simile adjective with the simile noun.
  • Print out class copies of individual simile adjective starters -children make up their own noun ending.
  • Print out individual copies of simile starters and simile endings -children cut and paste to match.
  • Brainstorm and list different nouns to match each simile adjective starter – for example as hard as….nails, rocks, ice, concrete, steel etc.
  • Make a list of Adjectives and Nouns from the similes – eg. cold ice, busy bee, warm toast, white snow, loud thunder etc…
  • Use different adjectives and nouns from our word cards to make up similes – eg .. as enormous as a dinosaur..
  • As an extension – try adding to the similes to make descriptive full sentences – great for written expression and poetry practice – eg ‘The tower was as tall as a giant.’, ‘The clouds were as white as snow.’ ‘After my bath I felt as warm as toast’
  • Just focus on one simile a week and add it to the literacy group activities each week.

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